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Other Name
POCKET WATCH CASE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19990035024
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
POCKET WATCH CASE
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1950
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.6
Length
5.9
Width
4.3
Description
GOLD PLATED. THE OUTSIDE IS COMPLETELY ETCHED WITH A FLORAL DESIGN. ON THE TOP THERE IS A STEM FOR WINDING AND A LOOP FOR A CHAIN. THERE IS NO WATCH INSIDE. BOTH SIDES OF THE CASE OPEN ON HINGES. ONCE OPEN ON ONE SIDE THERE IS AN EXTRA FLAP WHICH CAN BE PULLED AWAY FROM THE OUTER COVERING. THIS HAS A MOTTLED APPEARANCE AND HAS AN ETCHING OF A SMALL FLAG WITH A STAR IN THE MIDDLE. ONLY THE SIDE WITH THIS EXTRA PIECE CAN BE CLOSED. THE OTHER DOES NOT LATCH.
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CAME IN JEWELRY CASE P19990035021-GA. SEE P19990035001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035024
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN, BRASS, GLASS, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19640595000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1889
Materials
TIN, BRASS, GLASS, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
12.7
Diameter
38.8
Description
FACE DIAMETER IS 30.5CM. "MANUFACTURED IN ENGLAND" ON BOTTOM OF FACE. HINGED GLASS FACE COVER. ROMAN NUMERALS. "15" WRITTEN INSIDE BASE OF DOOR. BRASS HOOK LATCH FOR FACE COVER; PAINT ON FACE IS CHIPPED AND FADED. HANGING HOOK ON BACK. PENDULUM 5.2CM (D) BRASS WITH STEEL HANGER. PENDULUM IS ADJUSTABLE; "B314" ENGRAVED ON SURFACE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
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DONOR CLAIMS OVER 75 YEARS OLD. "THIS CLOCK WAS PURCHASED BY C. DANIEL MATTHEWS IN LONDON, ENGLAND. HIS SON, A.T. MATTHEWS AND WIFE "JENNIE" BROUGHT THE CLOCK WITH THEM TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1919. HAS BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR OVER 100 YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P19640595000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MANTEL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRONZE, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19651808000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MANTEL
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
BRONZE, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.3
Length
13.1
Width
11.4
Description
8-DAY "MANUFACTURED BY THE SESSIONS CLOCK CO., FORESTVILLE, CONN., U.S.A." ON FACE OF CLOCK. ARABIC NUMBERS. FLORAL DESIGN EMBOSSED ON SIDES AND BACK. WOMAN AND TREE ON FRONT. STILL FUNCTIONAL "926" "B & W" STAMPED ON BASE.
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FROM MCKELVIE ESTATE. *UPDATE* IN 2016 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A PAIR OF EYEGLASSES DONATED BY A.L. MCKELVIE’S ESTATE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. ALEXANDER LORNE MCKELVIE WAS BORN IN 1875 IN STE. JULIE, QC AND MOVED WEST GRADUALLY WITH HIS FAMILY. THE MCKELVIE FAMILY INITIALLY MOVED TO ONTARIO, THEN BRANDON, MB IN 1882. BY 1900, ALEXANDER WAS IN EDMONTON, WHERE HE REMAINED FOR ABOUT 18 MONTHS, WORKING AT A WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE. HE THEN SPENT ABOUT A YEAR IN CALGARY, FINALLY ARRIVING IN LETHBRIDGE IN APRIL 1902 TO WORK FOR THE BENTLEY COMPANY, A DEPARTMENT STORE IN THE CITY. IN 1905, ALEXANDER WENT INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH A.R. MCGUIRE AND THE TWO OPERATED A MENSWEAR STORE UNTIL 1918 WHEN THE PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. BOTH MEN CONTINUED IN THE MENSWEAR BUSINESS, WITH ALEXANDER ESTABLISHING HIS SUCCESSFUL “MCKELVIE’S” BUSINESS IN THE ALBERTA BLOCK ON 5TH STREET SOUTH, FOUR DOORS NORTH OF THE ALEXANDRA HOTEL. HE REMAINED IN BUSINESS AT THIS LOCATION FOR 28 YEARS, RETIRING IN 1947, HAVING SOLD THE BUSINESS TO TWO WELL-KNOWN CLERKS OF THE SHOP, JOHN BLACK AND FRANK WALKER. IN TOTAL, ALEXANDER SPENT 42 YEARS AS A CITY MERCHANT. ALEXANDER WAS THE SON OF JOHN D. MCKELVIE, WHO PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 88 IN AUGUST 1910. HE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF BRANDON, MB FROM 1882 UNTIL ONLY A FEW MONTHS PRIOR TO HIS DEATH. HE WAS INTERRED IN BRANDON. ALEXANDER DIED AT THE AGE OF 90 IN AUGUST 1965 AND LEFT A $3,000 BEQUEST TO THE LETHBRIDGE MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL, TO BE USED TO PURCHASE FURNISHINGS FOR THE PATIENT ROOMS. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. *UPDATE* IN A 2018 AUDIT OF THE COLLECTION, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK RESEARCHED INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR'S NEXT-OF-KIN. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME.
Catalogue Number
P19651808000
Acquisition Date
1965-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER, BRASS, GILT METAL, GLASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651878000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
COPPER, BRASS, GILT METAL, GLASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.5
Length
9.2
Width
6.3
Description
ARABIC NUMERALS. "MADE BY NEWHAVEN CLOCK COMPANY, NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A." ON FACE OF CLOCK. "THE CABLE COMPANY PIANOS KNOXVILLE, TENN." ON FRONT OF CLOCK BRASS FOLDING HANDLE. BRASS TRIM AND CENTRE ON FACE. BLACK CASE; KNOBS ON BACK FOR ADJUSTMENT AND WINDING. 3.7CM SLOT ON TOP. INSIDE BASE IS DENTED ON TWO SIDES.
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UPDATE: ON 12 MARCH 2019, MUSEUM STAFF WERE CONTACTED BY EMAIL BY JOAN (BOUCK) PATENAUDE – THE GREAT NIECE OF OBJECT DONOR ELMER R. MCINTOSH. ACCORDING TO PATENAUDE, HER GREAT UNCLE WAS A FORMER CPR CONDUCTOR, RUNNING TRAINS OUT OF LETHBRIDGE. IN HER EMAIL, SHE WROTE, “ELMER WAS A GREAT COLLECTOR OF ALL THINGS…WHEN HE PASSED AWAY MY DAD DONATED [ELMER’S COLLECTED] ITEMS TO BOTH THE GALT IN LETHBRIDGE AND THE GLENBOW IN CALGARY. I WAS ABOUT 12-13 YEARS OF AGE WHEN…I REMEMBER MY DAD DISPOSING OF HIS COLLECTION OF ITEMS.” PATENAUDE ALSO STATED THAT HER FAMILY IS RELATED TO THE HISTORIC JOHN MCINTOSH (1777-1845) WHO GREW AND PROMOTED THE FAMOUS MCINTOSH RED APPLE. ELMER IS JOHN MCINTOSH’S GREAT-GRANDSON BY WAY OF JOHN’S SON ALLEN (1815-1899.
Catalogue Number
P19651878000
Acquisition Date
1965-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
KITCHEN SHELF CLOCK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, GLASS, BRASS, GILT METAL, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19672609000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KITCHEN SHELF CLOCK
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
OAK, GLASS, BRASS, GILT METAL, STEEL
No. Pieces
4
Height
60.5
Length
38.0
Width
12.4
Diameter
16.2(FACE)
Description
ROMAN NUMERALS. 3 HANDS - ONE FOR DATE HAS A SET OF NUMBERS AROUND THE OUTER EDGE FOR THE DATE. FACE IS BADLY SCRATCHED. GOLD PATTERN ON GLASS DOOR. WIRE GONG. CRESCENT MOON AND 6 POINTED STAR ON TOP. FIVE BRASS BUTTONS ON TO ARCH. BODY CARVED WOOD WITH LEAVES & A CORN ON TOP AT EACH SIDE. 1 SCREW MISSING ON DOOR HINGE. PENDULUM MEASURES 15.8CM X 7.4CM (W).
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PRESENTED AS A WEDDING GIFT TO MR. & MRS. GEORGE ROBINSON OF HARVEY STATION, N.B. CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1911 (WITH CLOCK).
Catalogue Number
P19672609000
Acquisition Date
1967-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19694346000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
BRASS, PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.0
Width
7.9
Diameter
4.1(FACE)
Description
ROMAN NUMERALS. STAMP MARK ON STAND. "LION FIGURE" AND "ANCHOR". SECOND HAND MISSING. MINUTE HAND DETACHED. NON-FUNCTIONAL. "J-21985" AND "B431" ENGRAVED ON BACK. TWO ANCHORS AND A LION FIGURE STAMPED ON TOP OF CLOCK. TWO KNOBS ON BACK. PLASTIC AND BRASS STAND. PLASTIC IS MULTICOLORED-BROWN. BACK OF STAND FOLDS OUT FROM BODY.
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*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED A PIPE STAND AND HUMIDOR. RESEARCH USING THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD DID NOT FIND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR. THROUGH THE CROSS-REFERENCING OF THE ADDRESS PROVIDED AT THE TIME OF DONATION WITH HENDERSON DIRECTORIES HELD IN THE GALT ARCHIVES FROM AROUND THE SAME TIME, THE DONOR WAS LIKELY SAMUEL C. CRAWFORD. THE NAME FIRST APPEARED IN THE DIRECTORY IN 1951. THE LISTING STATES THAT CRAWFORD WAS RETIRED AND WAS MARRIED TO ADA JANE. THE OBITUARY FOR ADA JANE PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES, “ADA JANE CRAWFORD, A LETHBRIDGE RESIDENT FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS, DIED AT HER HOME AT 527 7TH ST. SOUTH SUNDAY FOLLOWING A LENGTHY ILLNESS. [SHE WAS] BORN IN LEICESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND [ON] JANUARY 10, 1879. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER WIDOWER SAMUEL CRAWFORD OF LETHBRIDGE.” THE ONLINE GRAVESITE DATABASE, FINDAGRAVE, SHOWS THE HEADSTONE FOR PRIVATE SAMUEL C. CRAWFORD IN THE MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY IN LETHBRIDGE. IT LISTS HIS BIRTH YEAR AS 1887 AND HIS DEATH YEAR AS 1971. HIS WORLD WAR I SERVICE RECORDS STATE SAMUEL CHARLES CRAWFORD WAS BORN IN SWAN LAKE, MANITOBA ON FEBRUARY 17, 1887. HIS SERVICE NUMBER WAS 874750 AND HE ENLISTED IN 1916 AND WAS DISCHARGED UPON DEMOBILIZATION IN 1918. THE DEATH RECORD IN THE FILE STATES HE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 6, 1971. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19694344000 FOR MORE INFORMATION,
Catalogue Number
P19694346000
Acquisition Date
1969-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
AIRPLANE CLOCK
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19694644000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
AIRPLANE CLOCK
Date
1944
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
11.4
Length
15.2
Width
4.6
Description
INSTRUMENT CLOCK HAS BEEN SET IN A WOODEN STAND. "A.C.U.S. ARMY" ON FACE "TY?E A-11". "BEN" SCRATCHED ON BACK. "ADJ" "ORDER NO AC-34898 MF'S PART NO. 1776 SPEC. NO. 94-27970A SER. NO. AF43-78550 ELGIN NAT'L WATCH CO" ON NAME PLATE ON BACK. WOOD BASE ON STAND. "8 DAYS" WRITTEN ON FACE; "3, 6, 9,12". TWO BRASS SCREWS MOUNTED ON FRONT; ALSO BLACK KNOB. BACKPLATE AND BASE ARE CUSTOM-MADE. BACKPLATE SLIDES UP OFF OF SCREW TO REVEAL INSIDE BACK OFCLOCK.
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"PILOT OF THIS SPITFIRE WAS BADLY WOUNDED & CRASH LANDED IN ENGLAND. GUNNER KILLED IN ACTION OVER FRANCE & CLOCK REMOVED FROM AEROPLANE BY STAFF SERGAENT J.R. SMITH & DONATED TO HIS DAD, J. SMITH."
Catalogue Number
P19694644000
Acquisition Date
1969-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ELECTRIC MERRY-GO-ROUND CLOCK
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19705443000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ELECTRIC MERRY-GO-ROUND CLOCK
Date Range From
1935
Date Range To
1945
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
27.2
Length
18.7
Width
11.8
Description
MODEL NO. 920. MERRY GO ROUND PUSH IN TO SET "PAT. NO. D157988 OTHER PATS. PENDING A.C. 110V., 60 CYCLE 9.5 WATTS USE A 7 WATT 110V. CANDELABRA BULB TO REPLACE BULB. REMOVE NUTS AND SCREWS ON BACK PLATE. MASTER CRAFTERS CLOCK AND RADIO COMPANY 216N CLINTON ST. CHICAGO 6, ILL." ON SEAL ON BACK. ARABIC NUMBERS. ELECTRIC. "MASTER CRAFTERS CLOCK MOVEMENT BY SESSIONS MADE IN U.S.A." ON FACE. MERRY-GO-ROUND UNDERNEATH CLOCK FACE. CARD INSULATION IS DRY AND BRITTLE. ELECTRICAL CORD ATTACHED AT REAR. LIGHT SWITCH AT SIDE. PLASTIC BODY HAS SIMULATED GRAIN APPEARANCE. CLOCK FACE HAS BRASS FRAME. CLOCK HAS HOUR, MINUTE, AND SECOND HANDS. MULTI-COLORED MERRY GO ROUND DISPLAYS TWO HORSES, A LAMA, AND A CROW, EACH RIDDEN BY CHILDREN.
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*UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A RAZOR DONATED BY C. N. FRASER. RESEARCH USING THE GALT ARCHIVES AND THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL DATABASE FOUND THAT THE DONOR WAS CARL N. FRASER. ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON MAY 3, 1991, FRASER WAS BORN IN BARRIE, ONTARIO IN 1906. HE ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1909 WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS EDUCATION. THE OBITUARY STATES, "CARL WAS EMPLOYED WITH THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE UNTIL RETIREMENT IN 1971." HE LOST HIS FIRST WIFE, FREDA MAY "QUEENIE" FRASER (NEE SHORTO), IN 1943. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD NEWS ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 26, 1943 DESCRIBES THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DEATH. THE COUPLE HAS THREE CHILDREN, ROBERT "BOB" BOYD, NEILSON "NEIL" MCGREGOR, AND MURIEL JEAN GOIAN. FRASER'S SECOND WIFE WAS NAMED SARAH "SADIE" FRASER. CARL N. FRASER PASSED AWAY IN ON MAY 1, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY WAS LEARNED FROM THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, MURIEL GOIAN, DURING THE 2012 COLLECTIONS SURVEY OF MILITARY ARTIFACTS. FOR THAT INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672486000. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672476000 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED ABOVE AND CLIPPINGS FROM THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19705443000
Acquisition Date
1970-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MANTEL CLOCK
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P19710176000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MANTEL CLOCK
Date
1917
No. Pieces
4
Height
27.3
Length
38.1
Width
16.8
Description
COMPOSITE. "MANUFACTURED BY WATERBURY CLOCK CO., U.S.A." ON BOTTOM OF FACE. "47-49 MAIDEN LANE NEW YORK 215 W. RANDOLPH ST. CHICAGO JEWELLERS BLDG. 150 POST ST. SAN FRANCISCO AMERICAN MANUFACTURED BY WATERBURY CLOCK CO. WATERBURY, CONN. U.S.A. 53 FRANKLIN ST. BOSTON. 144-146 INGRAM ST. GLASGOW 31-33 WELLINGTONST. EAST TORONTO". FLORAL BRASS DESIGNS ON SIDES. BLACK CLOCK. STILL FUNCTIONAL. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
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PURCHASED IN 1917.
Catalogue Number
P19710176000
Acquisition Date
1971-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MANTEL
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, GLASS, GILT METAL, BRASS, TIN, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19738433000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MANTEL
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
OAK, GLASS, GILT METAL, BRASS, TIN, LEAD
No. Pieces
2
Height
29.0
Length
31.6
Width
14.0
Description
FORM NO. 6 EIGHT DAY HALF-HOUR STRIKE, CATHEDRAL GONG, TURNBACK. "THE SESSIONS CLOCK CO., SUCCESSORS TO THE E.N. WELCH MFG. CO. FORESTVILLE, CONN, U.S.A. NOTICE". THE PENDULUM BALL AND KEY ARE FASTENED TO BOTTOM OF CLOCK. DIRECTIONS FOR STRIKING. IN ORDER TO MAKE THE CLOCK STRIKE THE HOUR DESIRED, TURN THE LONG HAND UP TO TWELVE AND ALLOW THE CLOCK TO STRIKE. THEN TURN BACK TO NINE & FORWARD AGAIN TO TWELVE. CONTINUE IN THIS WAY UNTIL THE CLOCK STRIKES CORRECTLY. TO REGULATE: SHOULD IT BE DESIRED FOR THE CLOCK TO RUN FASTER, PLACE THE SMALL END OF KEY ON THE ARBOR AT TWELVE & TURN THE TOP OF KEY TO THE LEFT TOWARD F. TO RUN SLOWER TURN TOP O KEY TO THE RIGHT TOWARDS" ON DECAL ON BACK OF CLOCK. PENDULUM HAS LEAD WEIGHT. FACE HAS ARABIC NUMERALS. FACE IS DECORATED WITH GILT METAL FILIGREE PATTERN. ABOVE 12, F & "S" AND "SESSIONS" BELOW 12. BELOW 6, "MADE IN U.S.A.". HOUR HAND MISSING.
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P19738433000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
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